Kaito Ishikawa, Kenji Akabane Star in Saint Seiya CG Film
posted on by Emma Hanashiro
The official website of Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG film announced the voice cast on Thursday.
The cast includes:
Kaito Ishikawa (Nobunaga The Fool, Golden Time, Tokyo Ravens) as Pegasus Seiya
Kenji Akabane (Meganebu!, Star Driver) as Dragon Shiryū
Kensho Ono (Kuroko's Basketball) as Cygnus Hyōga
Nobuhiko Okamoto (Tiger & Bunny, Yozakura Quartet, Ao no Exorcist) as Andromeda Shun
Kenji Nojima (Psycho-Pass, High School DxD) as Phoenix Ikki
The film will adapt the popular Sanctuary arc from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga. The website previously had the following quote from Kurumada: "The Seiya legend began here."
Toei Animation confirmed in February 2011 that production on a new computer-animated film of Saint Seiya had been green-lit. Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Ashura), is helming the project, and Kurumada is credited as the original creator and chief production supervisor. (He also coined the film's title.) Tomohiro Suzuki, a scriptwriter for six episodes of Tiger & Bunny, is writing the screenplay.
The manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1985 to 1990, and as the teaser trailer below proclaims, it has 34.4 million copies in print worldwide. It quickly inspired a 1986 television anime series that was popular not only in Japan, but also in France, Italy, other parts of Europe, Brazil, other parts of South and Central America, and Asia. The anime aired in over 80 countries. It has been a decade since the last Saint Seiya film, 2004's Saint Seiya Tenkai-hen Jōsō ~Overture~.
The film will open in Japan on June 21. It will also play in Mexico and Peru this year.
Sources: animeanime.jp ameba
Images © 2014 Masami Kurumada/Saint Seiya Production Committee